Saturday, May 21, 2011

May 24 Interview - Steve Denning on the 21st Century Workplace and Education

Join me Tuesday, May 24th, for a live and interactive FutureofEducation.com webinar with author and consultant Stephen Denning as we discuss his most recent book, The Leader's Guide to Radical Management.  We'll discuss the imminent changes he sees in the workplace, and the impact those changes are likely to have on how we think both about educating and the educational workplace.  In the last 25 years, Steve writes, "startups created 40 million jobs in the US, while established firms created almost none."  Traditional management, he argues, is broken, and this is reflected in the fact that only 20% of workers are passionate about their jobs.  The implications of his book relate not just to how we think about teaching and learning, but also to how we organize the work and the workplaces of teachers.

Date: Tuesday, May 24th, 2011
Time: 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern / 12am GMT (next day--international times here)
Duration: 1 hour
Location: In Elluminate. Log in at http://tr.im/futureofed. The Elluminate room will be open up to 30 minutes before the event if you want to come in early. To make sure that your computer is configured for Elluminate, please visit http://www.elluminate.com/support. Recordings of the session will be posted within a day of the event at the event page.
Event and Recording Page: http://www.learncentral.org/event/142215

Steve Denning is the author of the award-winning books, The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: Re-inventing the Workplace for the 21st Century (Jossey-Bass, 2010), The Secret Language of Leadership (Jossey-Bass, 2007) and The Leader's Guide to Storytelling (Jossey-Bass, 2005).

From 1996 to 2000, Steve was the Program Director, Knowledge Management at the World Bank where he spearheaded the organizational knowledge sharing program.  In November 2000, Steve Denning was selected as one of the world’s ten Most Admired Knowledge Leaders (Teleos).  He now works with organizations in the U.S., Europe, Asia and Australia on leadership, innovation, business narrative and most recently, radical management.

Steve was born and educated in Sydney, Australia. He studied law and psychology at Sydney University and worked as a lawyer in Sydney for several years. He did a postgraduate degree in law at Oxford University in the U.K. Steve then joined the World Bank where he worked for several decades in many capacities and held various management positions, including Director of the Southern Africa Department from 1990 to 1994 and Director of the Africa Region from 1994 to 1996. From 1996 to 2000, Steve was the Program Director, Knowledge Management at the World Bank.

The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: Reinventing the Workplace for the 21st Century
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